Early Years Apprenticeship HAPPY FEET DAY CARE

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice with a passion for early childhood education to join our dedicated team under the direction of the nursery manager to enable children to engage in a range of play and learning opportunities and to participate in the day-to-day running of the nursery whilst working towards an Early Years qual.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:

  • Support child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Contribute to the planning and organise activities and children's
    individual experiences 
  • Support children’s learning through planned, purposeful play
    opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Use play to support children to understand and encourage healthy life choices
  • Communicate and engage with children to support their learning and development
  • Support the wellbeing of all children including those with additional needs and disabilities
  • Support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team
  • Working in partnerships with others with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child
  • Support the collection of accurate and up-to-date records which identify children’s individual needs, abilities and progress and use these as a basis for future planning
  • Use knowledge of child development to work with parents and carers to improve children's outcomes and wellbeing, including those with disabilities and additional needs


  • Work within policies and procedures at all times and support staff to adhere to them
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Keep records as required
  • Maintain positive working relationships with relevant external
  • Support and develop an environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity
  • Represent the setting professionally at all times, maintaining the settings integrity and being open to both giving and receiving feedback
  • Undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by line manager or SLT
  • Complete apprenticeship assignments and coursework to agreed

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • How training will be delivered is to be confirmed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right applicant, potential progression into a permanent position and further EYE Qualifications. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants who already have the level 2 can go onto a L3 EYE apprenticeship. PHYSICAL/SENSORY - Applicants must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the DDA 1995.

About the employer

At Happy Feet Day Care, inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that each child is unique, and we are committed to providing a nurturing environment that caters to their individual needs. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure that every child feels included and supported in their journey with us. As part of our comprehensive care, we offer a fully inclusive package that covers all the essentials, from milk and nappies to snacks, drinks, and meals. We take pride in accommodating all dietary requirements and preferences, working closely with parents to create customised meal plans that cater to specific allergies, intolerances, or cultural preferences. With us, you can have peace of mind knowing that your child will receive not only exceptional care but also a nutritious and inclusive culinary experience that supports their overall well-being.




Community Centre, 27 Field Head Lane



WF17 9BH

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Training provider



Katrina Clarke


01924 470477

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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